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Bust of Isis

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

On View: 19th Dynasty to Roman Period, Martha A. and Robert S. Rubin Gallery, 3rd Floor
MEDIUM Faience
  • Place Made: Egypt
  • DATES 305–30 B.C.E.
    PERIOD Ptolemaic Period
    DIMENSIONS 2 3/4 in. (7 cm)  (show scale)
    CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Fragment of a faience figure of the goddess Isis made of a pale greenish-blue glazed faience. The goddess is crowned with the hieroglyph of the throne. If complete the goddess would have been seen to be nursing the child Horus. Condition: Horus and lower part of figure missing.
    CAPTION Bust of Isis, 305–30 B.C.E. Faience, 2 3/4 in. (7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.333E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.37.333E_wwg8.jpg)
    IMAGE installation, West Wing gallery 8 installation, CUR.37.333E_wwg8.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2006
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